Cowling searching for success

Yellow peril: Steve Cowling in his MG Midget.

Yellow peril: Steve Cowling in his MG Midget.

First published in Sport

A DRAG racer from Bromsgrove will be burning rubber at the Shakespeare County Raceway near Stratford this weekend.

Steve Cowling will be testing his 1972 MG Midget against a whole host of racing machines as part of the race weekend organised by Practical Performance Car Magazine.

Cowling bought the MG from a neighbour in 1997 and can often be found at the raceway pushing his British sports car to the limits.

Powered by one of British Leyland’s finest; a 1310cc A Series engine coupled with a bolt-on Garrett Turbocharger and fed by nitrous oxide injection for an instant kick of 250 bhp on the track, his yellow racer is good for 12.70 second quarter-mile blasts at 107 mph.

A lot of other like minded petrol heads with something to prove will also be in action in Stratford and the weekend is open to all car and motorcycle owners to come along and race.

The gates open at 8am and the track opens from 10am.

For further details can go to www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk or call 01789 720180.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree